Christ Church

We are  a new church meeting in the heart of Blackpool, gathering people from across the Fylde coast. Our desire is to see a grace filled, loving church come into life, where people are friends across all ages and backgrounds. A community where relationships are more than superficial and you know people really love you. We want to see the transforming work of Christ in all walks of life, equipping and releasing our people to serve one another as well as their communities. We want to be a church that loves Jesus and is passionate about His fame, His glory and His presence; longing to meet with Him not just on a Sunday, but every day. We belong to Christ Central, part of the Newfrontiers family with hundreds of churches world wide.

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Leadership team

Christ Church is a church plant lead by Ben and Damian.

Ben is married to Jen and they have three young lively children. Ben, Jen and their family lived in Lancaster until spring 2016 when they moved to their Blackpool home. They were part of the original core team that started City Church in Lancaster and Ben was on the eldership team before being sent out to start Christ Church. God has amazed them in all He has done in Lancaster over the past few years through the work of City Church and they are so excited to be on this new adventure in Blackpool.


Damian is married to Nicola and they have four wonderful boys. Their family home is full of lego, lightsabers and computers. Before moving to Blackpool they lived in Salford and were part of Grace Church in Bolton. There, they were involved in leading small groups and numerous Alpha course’s. Now in Blackpool, God has given them amazing faith for what He can do through us as a church in our town.


Wider Leadership

Head of safeguarding and small group leader, Miriam.

Miriam moved to Blackpool to join the church plant in August 2016 after finishing her Social Work Masters at Lancaster University. She was part of City Church Lancaster where she met Ben and Jen and grasped the vision for Blackpool. Miriam is originally from Yorkshire, but has lived all over and settled in Blackpool to see and take part in what God is going to do in this town!



Worship and small group leader, Matt.

Matt grew up in Rugby and came to Lancaster University to study.  While in Lancaster he was a member of City Church where he met Ben and Jen. He felt God call him to be part of starting a new church with them in Blackpool and as a result he moved in 2015.  Matt is a passionate musician, he enjoys to write, sing and perform with his guitar whenever he gets the opportunity.  He loves the family feel of Christ Church and is excited to be used by Jesus in our town.



Head of finance and youth leader, Yasmin.

Yasmin is originally from London but moved to Lancaster in 2012 to study Mathematics for four years. In her second year God spoke clearly to Yasmin to follow Ben and Jen and be a part of the church plant in Blackpool. Yasmin currently works in a school in Blackpool. She loves the community feel of a sea-side town but not so much the wind and is excited to see how God will move during her time here.


Julian and Andrea.

Julian and Andrea have lived in Blackpool for over ten years.  Julian works in IT and Andrea is a physio. They have two wonderful boys and a loveable dog called Rafi.




Head of children’s work and small group leader, Jen.

Jen is from Blackpool.  She is full of energy, enthusiasm and her passion is for kids and pointing them to Jesus.  Jen is the mum to one brilliant girl and can often be found plotting their next adventure.